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You're forgetting about the Indian 4 !
Sorry, I forgot to mention the cylinders were on their side, just like the BMW K100. So it was the first "flat" I4 engine fitted to a bike. The Indian and the Henderson had cylinders sticking up and were much less neat.

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My turn now... I'll go easy on you all.



Of course extra points if you can also identify the bike in the background with "Wulf" on the tank.

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Sorry, I forgot to mention the cylinders were on their side, just like the BMW K100. So it was the first "flat" I4 engine fitted to a bike. The Indian and the Henderson had cylinders sticking up and were much less neat.

Now see if you can guess what this is:

Triton?

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No Triton, though there's a close relationship.
Oh, and it's still in production.

Larry, the Wulf is the bike immediately behind the Ariel, the one with a brown tank and oversize cylinder block. Wulf is written in gold at the bottom of the tank.

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No Triton, though there's a close relationship.
Oh, and it's still in production.

Larry, the Wulf is the bike immediately behind the Ariel, the one with a brown tank and oversize cylinder block. Wulf is written in gold at the bottom of the tank.
Vintage Thruxton?

And Larry, I already said what the wulf bike is, and the aerial isnt a square 4. Do you even bother reading threads before you respond to them?
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Sorry, I forgot to mention the cylinders were on their side, just like the BMW K100. So it was the first "flat" I4 engine fitted to a bike. The Indian and the Henderson had cylinders sticking up and were much less neat.

Now see if you can guess what this is:


Hyde Harrier Triumph ?
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Hyde Harrier Triumph ?
Yes, that's a Hyde Harrier Classic with a Triumph/BSA three cylinder engine.
This specific bike is a 2006 model.

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Snowed in so I have I a bit of time to play with you...
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This detail should make it much easier for you:


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Norton (NVT) Challenge . Cosworth 750cc twin , cast alloy SA , 1975 me thinks .
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Norton (NVT) Challenge . Cosworth 750cc twin , cast alloy SA , 1975 me thinks .
I recall reading an extensive article about this bike (in Cycle magazine?) and how it got watered down over time and eventually dropped. Shame.....
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Are people stumped with this one?
Name the bike.

Hint: Not European.

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Hunwick-Hallam (sp?? ) ? But I could have sworn a British guy was involved . Wait , Australian ?
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Norton (NVT) Challenge . Cosworth 750cc twin , cast alloy SA , 1975 me thinks .
Yes, that's an NVT (Norton) Cosworth alright. Was to be Britain's answer to the various Ducati 900SS and Honda Four but it went south together with the rest of the industry.
You are also right about the Aussie Hunwick-Hallam. Burnsie did a good job finding a picture without the futuristic carbon fiber fairing which made it instantly recognizable. It had me stumped until a few hours ago, good one!

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Here's an easy one from childhood . This high quality minibike feasted on much larger machines . What well known company built it ?
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The Beast by Target Design (who gave us the original Katana .)
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I thought Hans Muth gave us the original Katana (or is Target his "going concern"?)
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Here's an easy one from childhood . This high quality minibike feasted on much larger machines . What well known company built it ?
I'll take a shot... Harley-Davidson X90?

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the "the beast" pictured above was frequently stated to be a sachs. i dont know if target design is sep or a company that shares employees or how it works, but no one mentioned the sachs part
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Yeah Mik , Muth was one of the three designers comprising TD back then .

Not even close DSP2 , heehee .
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